Track and field coaches train their athletes to be at the peak of their abilities when the greatest prize is on the line. With that in mind, there are at least 15 overall state meet records that could be in jeopardy during the 5A/4A meets Friday and Saturday at Eagle High. Only performances at state count as overall records.
GIRLS 100 METERS
Record: 12.07, Highland's Julie Briggs, 1989
Who could break it: During the Eagle Twilight meet, Eagle senior Brittany Rawlins ran the 100 in 11.97, but had a slight wind at her back. She won the district race in 12.18.
GIRLS 100 HURDLES
Record: 14.15, Capital's Jade Childs, 2012
Who could break it: Eagle's Allison Jeffries has a goal of running sub-14 this season. Jeffries' best time this season is 14.26, and she gets her last shot this week.
GIRLS 300 HURDLES
Record: 43.40, Coeur d'Alene's Morgan Struble, 2011
Who could break it: Bishop Kelly sophomore Mikaela Sawyer ran a 43.81 at the YMCA Invitational, which ranks among the top 30 performances in the nation this season, according to athletic.net.
Record: 4:59.45, Boise's Dana Morgan, 2006
Who could break it: In April, Meridian senior Lila Klopfenstein became the fourth Idaho high school female to run the 1,600 in under 5 minutes (4:59.57 at the Bandanna Invitational).
Record: 10:45.66, Bishop Kelly's Emily Nist, 2012
Who could break it: Meridian coach Aaron Olswanger said Klopfenstein's best chance for a state record could be in this event because it is the only one she has to run Friday. She posted a 10:50.52 earlier this season, but doesn't have any competitors to push her with no one else in the state running under 11 minutes.
GIRLS POLE VAULT
Record: 12-7, Skyview's Julene Bailey, 2002
Who could break it: Eagle's Jeffries set a district record and a personal best by clearing 13-0. Can she repeat that performance on the state's biggest stage?
GIRLS TRIPLE JUMP
Record: 39-2.5, Homedale's Jessica Zatica, 2000
Who could break it: Mountain View senior Josie Lawrence came within a few inches of the record with her district jump of 39-0.25.
GIRLS 4X100 RELAY
Record: 48.22, Eagle, 2012
Who could break it: All but one runner from Eagle's team returns this season, and that group has already run a 48.12. Jeffries, Rawlins, Kylee Coffin and Kinsey Keene are motivated to surpass their own record.
GIRLS 4X800 RELAY
Record: 9:23.32, Mountain View, 2010
Who could break it: Rocky Mountain's Paige Dilmore, Julia Fretwell, Kaylee Oyler and Dana Snell have proven they can break the record, winning the district meet in 9:21.28.
Record: 48.03 seconds, Nampa's Dean Sword, 1984
Who could break it: Rocky Mountain senior Josh Wallin eclipsed the 48-second mark with his win at the district meet in 47.54. The Washington State commit ranks eighth in the nation, according to athletic.net.
Record: 1:52.47, Sugar-Salem's Tyson Teeples, 1997
Who could break it: Younger brother Jordon Wallin, a junior at Rocky Mountain, ranks seventh in the nation after posting a 1:51.85 to win the event at the district meet last week.
BOYS 4X100 RELAY
Record: 42.44, Centennial, 1989
Who could break it: If Rocky Mountain's Kevin Wang, Isaiah Johnson, Kade Ready and Jacob Seward run a seamless race, they could better their district time of 42.62.
BOYS 4X200 RELAY
Record: 1:27.85, Borah, 1986
Who could break it: Rocky won the district meet in 1:27.68 - a time fast enough to break the state record. Can Johnson, Ready, Levi Hagen and Josh Wallin carry that performance over to the state meet when the pressure is on?
BOYS 4X400 RELAY
Record: 3:18.63, Eagle, 2011
Who could break it: Reigning state champs Edmund Ellis, Clayton Watts, Gabe Harm and James Heckendorn of Eagle have the record in their sights after running a 3:20.07 at district. Helping their cause is a strong Rocky Mountain relay that could push this event into record territory.
BOYS 4X800 RELAY
Record: 7:48.61, Boise, 2009
Who could break it: Rocky Mountain's Joe Giese, Ian Cavey, Justin Ross and Jordon Wallin have beaten the state record this season (7:44.46), but they'll need to be self-motivated. The Grizzlies won the district meet with ease in 7:59.20.
Rachel Roberts: 377-6422, Twitter: @IDS_VarsityX